Moving Closer = Harder?
by, 12-09-2011 at 08:34 AM (559 Views)
So I've handed in my notice at work in Dublin, I've been doing interviews in Edinburgh and I'm all set to make the move.
Except for one important factor - I can't find a moving company! So far I've contacted 8 different ones, only three have responded with quotes and then after that they've all just dropped the ball, no response when I've gone back to accept or decline a quote. The quotes vary wildly too - two of them over €2000! So as it currently stands, with less than 3 weeks to go, I have no way to get my stuff moved over. It seems that because I have a half load, this is the issue.
I've looked into alternatives, would cost more to pay the insurance to take a van on the ferry, I don't know anyone with a van that I can borrow - with or without driver. Using the postal service will cost me thousands. Needless to say, I'm a little stressed!
So the act of actually packing is not currently going so well, I'm also accepting almost every social invitation I can - in many cases this could well be the last time I see some people. Thankfully my social invitations include knitting/crochet/tatting nights, without this I think I would go completely crazy!